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Meet the Mexican Mothers Feeding Thousands of Central American Migrants

Anna-Cat Brigida - Latin Correspondent
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March 3, 2016



"Llevate Mis Amores" - Trailer (Gran Premiere)

When Norma Romero and her sisters began feeding migrants riding freight trains that passed through Cordoba, their hometown in the Mexican state of Veracruz, their neighbors warned them about being charged for migrant smuggling.

“How is it a crime to give food to someone who is hungry? We didn’t understand,” said Romero. Their neighbors stigmatized Central American migrants out of their fear of the unknown. But the  sisters just saw people who needed food, many who were young migrants traveling alone.

That was back in 1995, when the sisters founded the humanitarian group Las Patronas after a chance encounter. The women had to cross train tracks on their way home from the grocery store. They left just as the train whizzed by, so they waited to cross.

A rider yelled out that he was hungry, and the sisters didn’t think much of his comment. But then another passed and another, each professing their hunger to the women. For the first time, the women truly wondered who was passing through their town on the train.

They had always assumed their riders were Mexican citizens who jumped on to catch a quick ride from point A to point B. But the women soon realized the passengers were Central American migrants making the long and perilous journey north.

So the sisters began cooking rice and beans, a cheap staple food, to toss to hungry migrants. Before long, they were passing out water bottles as well. Twenty years later, their seemingly simple act has garnered international intention through a documentary called Llevate Mis Amores.

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